Traveling was once considered to be a long and difficult task. However, with the advancement in technology, human civilization has made a lot of progress cutting short the long tedious distances into a matter of minutes and seconds. But as the technology ravels its perks and privileges so are the circumstances that come along with it. Initially, high fuel consumption was a threatening alarm depleting the major resources of Earth. To counter this problem, researchers came up with an idea of electricity-driven transports. No doubt, it was a revolutionary step. But as this idea shifted towards public use with the invention of electric scooters, some social issues came forward regarding the safety of passengers and strollers. Indeed, an electric scooter is a wonderful solution to the energy crisis and environmental hazards.However, the lack of social training and experience has rendered a high shift in increasing accidents day by day.
An electric scooter is an individual vehicle with 2 or 3 wheels. This plug-in electric vehicle is based on a rechargeable battery that stores electricity on board. Coming under different shapes and types such as Spin, Lime, Jump, and Bird, they are becoming more and more popular among the masses. Since they are inexpensive and environmentally friendly, the trend has been spreading across the state, especially cities in Southern California such as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and across Los Angeles. The authorities seem quite concerned about the safety risks faced by electric scooter user as more people are getting hurt. According to an estimate, more than 1500 accidents that occurred in the US last year, involved E-scooters.
Unlocked by the company’s provided app, an electric scooter can be used by anyone to reach his or her destination. Some people have purchased their own, while others can rent at very affordable charges at locations throughout the cities. Although easy to use, the risks for accidents become quite high when it comes to the reckless driving attitudes especially among the young lads. These accidents risk not only the driver but equally intrude on the safety of pedestrians and other vehicles. If you ever got a chance to be injured in such an accident, you must contact some experienced electric scooter accident lawyer as of our firm’s.
Being an open vehicle, E-scooters are highly susceptible to risks. In common accidents the scenarios may be as:
Such scenarios may lead to different kinds of injuries depending upon the severity of the accident. Common injuries in such cases include collarbone fractures, head injuries, lacerations, facial injuries, contusions, fractured arms, and strains.
It is very important to know who is to be held responsible. Commonlythe riders are blamed for accidents. They can be for not following the traffic rules and driving carelessly. However, there are other possibilities too. The other parties may also be liable including:
Even the manufacturer companies may also be liable for not fulfilling the safety protocols while launching an electric scooter. Hence, a court trial can be initiated according to the nature of each case.
An electric scooter ride can be dangerous for many reasons. First of all, it is an open-air vehicle with minimum awarded protection. If the rider is not wearing a helmet, the straight fall off to the road may result in serious injuries such a traumatic brain injury. Several riders try to get attention doing dangerous stunts rendering their own safety as well as others life. According to a study, only 4.4% of riders were wearing a helmet at the time of their accident. In addition to the riders’ careless attitude, road hazards such as debris or uneven surfaces, and visibility issues play a role in E-scooter accidents. To cope with all these hazards, authorities have been implementing specific rules for electric scooter riders such as wearing a helmet, driving without passengers, and having a valid driving license. Another legislation scrutiny emphasizes upon not letting the riders to drive on sideways or streets where public traffic can be disturbed. To be driven at night, the E-scooter must have front light and reflectors. Parking sideways is also against the law. Following these rules may lower the risk of an accident exponentially.
Even with several rules and regulations in place, electric scooter accidents are increasing. An electric scooter accident can turn out to have expensive consequences, both in terms of health and money. High medical bills can can drain your bank accounts when you do not know how to claim compensation. Fortunately, you have a right to claim for compensation not only for your bike damages but for your injuries as well.
We are a law firm specializing in electric scooter accidents law, continuously at your disposal to help. Whether it is you or your some dear one injured in an E-scooter accident, you can always count on us to fight for your justice. The trending phenomenon of E-scooters is a bit new, and people do not have enough information in this regard. Therefore, it is very important to get help from highly experienced lawyers to get reliable assistance on liability issues. With proper legal knowledge and case presentation, not only you will have a peace of mind, but will also be compensated for your troubles.